In my last post, here, I said I would try to get to the bottom of who knew what and when. Having looked at who was on the community services committee last council compared to now, many have left for one reason or another. The opposition members I have spoken to have all said the… Continue reading Education: who knew what and when?
Here is yet another excellent email from Ardrishaig Parent Council. At an earlier stage they made the point that asking Stand agency to evaluate the data from the “consultation” was akin to asking them to mark their own homework. They are now asking how this was allowed to happen: Douglas, Pippa, We need further clarity… Continue reading Education: the questions and concerns keep coming.
After Cllr McNeilly refused to respond fully to legitimate questions asked of her in her role of Policy Lead for education, I asked her some questions. They can be read here. She has, in effect, refused to answer my questions. Since when was it acceptable for any councillor to do this? Here are her replies:… Continue reading McNeilly refuses to reply.
What follows was issued a few days ago by the parent council of Ardrishaig Primary School. At the end are my words of support. All of this went to the full list of councillors. The Parent Council of Ardrishaig Primary School need it to be known to all elected councillors: 1. In regards to the… Continue reading More on education
Read an interesting piece in The Ferret today on councils who use PR companies, or spin doctors as some would describe them. Well worth a read but here is my tweet of this morning:
With the permission of both councillors Donald Kelly and Mark Irvine, I reproduce below what they have sent today to all councillors and various other parties. It is good to see that over one weekend we have had the SNP Group (Link here) coming out with a clear statement of opposition to this madcap idea,… Continue reading Education, yet again
If you read the previous blogs on Empowering our Educators, you would think we were still in a consultation phase and that any decisions will be made at the next Community Services meeting of the council. Despite that, the following letter was issued the other day by Douglas Hendry: This appears to be jumping the… Continue reading Two fingers to the public and councillors.
With the permission of Iona Community Council, I am posting this which has been sent today, 22 June, to all councillors and copied to most if not all of the community councils in Argyll & Bute: Dear Councillors, We are writing as Iona Community Council to urge you, as the Council’s democratic decision makers, to… Continue reading Empowering our Educators (5)
After yesterday’s blog with the commented version of Cllr McNeilly’s reply to Tracy Mayo, I decided that it was time to press McNeilly as she had avoided answering most of what Tracy had asked her. Another person involved in this, and asking lots of questions, has stated publicly that “we have been lied to”. She… Continue reading Empowering our Educators (4)
Given the information we now have from the FOIs, Tracy Mayo from Mull wrote to Cllr McNeilly who is the policy lead for education asking her a number of reasonable questions. I have reproduced the reply from Cllr McNeilly below. It doesn’t look to me as though she wrote it and I suspect I know… Continue reading Empowering our Educators (3)